Fragments from a Savannah, GA childhood
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Trying to reference something about my past I found myself surfing through the things I wrote about myself for my website before I had a weblog.
Found myself thinking about the place where I was born and raised. I lived there for 18 years.My Huckleberry Hometown
Did I inherit some overly delicate notions of deportment from Savannah; from watching Donna Reed on TV?Boring But Lovely Savannah
When I was a little kid I we always had black maids. An easy thing when you could hire one for $20.00 a week.Nigger: An ugly, hateful word
It sounds highfalutin but I think we had a nascent awareness of the hypocrisy and vacuity surrounding us. The unquestioned assumptions, the ethical compromises that are daily life for the majority.Victor Obe Story
Pastor Hodges regularly denounced the Southern Baptist Convention for its liberalism. A bunch of limp handshake Christians he said. Even though I don't enjoy shaking hands that left me with a firm one.Bible Baptist Church
My parents were still going to honky-tonks. I went with them. I drank something called Squirt and played the jukebox. Lots of country music I'd learn to love decades later.Early Years in Savannah
I haven't really said much about momma. In many ways she was always the same to me. Unconditionally supportive. Nothing I did could break her faith in me.My mamma
My mother said I was present when he knocked her teeth out.Daddy
Odd to see your early life as a collection of hyperlinks.